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Book Nerdspiration: Kathleen Kelly From You've Got Mail

Last week, Andrea made an AMAZING suggestion for our Book Nerdspiration: Kathleen Kelly.

She’s only the cutest little bookstore owner of Shop Around the Corner in the 1998 movie, You’ve Got Mail. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, this is a free instant watch!!

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Book Nerdspiration: Kathleen Kelly From You’ve Got Mail

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Book Nerdspiration is an original Read.Breathe.Relax. feature that honors the biggest book nerds of all time. They may be fictional or famous, but they all must be well-read. These are the people who inspire us to read more, read well, and let out our inner book nerd.


This Week’s Pick: Kathleen Kelly From You’ve Got Mail

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Caught Reading: Children’s books and Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Genre and/or Book: Everything. Joe Fox’s girlfriend (a book editor?) says at one point that Kathleen knows everything about books, especially children’s books.

Most Likely to Talk About: Book recommendations to the ankle-biters. She’s super passionate about reading and local, authentic NYC stores. “1,2,3,4, we don’t want your superstore.”

Her Book Crush : Mr. Darcy fo sho. If you read Pride and Prejudice EVERY YEAR, it’s gotta be Darcy. Plus, I’m almost 100 percent positive her fave movie adaption would be the Colin Firth one (mainly because it’s a classic…and in 1998 the Kiera Knightley one hadn’t been made yet…)

Her Tweets Would Probably Look Like This: Met a nice guy in a chatroom!! Do people still do this anymore? At least he’s not that terrible Joe Fox…#IMming #RIPAOL #eHarmonyFTW

Why She Inspires Us: Kathleen Kelly stands up for what she believes in and doesn’t let herself sink into a depression (well…for too long) when things don’t turn out the way she thought. This movie is interesting in that those mega super-book-stores are now the ones suffering from the economy and closing. So much can change in 15 years.

Are We Book Soulmates? Even though Kathleen probably reads more elementary and middle grade books than I do, I think we really would get along. I love bookstores with personal touches, and I know I’d want to be friends with Meg Ryan her. Plus, she knows how to handle pesky men who hate her then suddenly show up at her door.

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About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
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